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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

In the Wake of Obama at Notre Dame


Sunday, May 17, 2009, fifteen members of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society (CPLS) were arrested when they entered the parking lot of the Joyce Center on the campus of the University of Notre Dame where the commencement took place. Twenty-five CPLS members actually entered the parking lot of the Joyce Center, carrying photographs of victims of abortion. These were aborted babies who bodies were retrieved from trash dumpsters behind two Michigan abortion clinics in 2008. Read more here...

Fr. Jenkins, Notre Dame betrayed true goal of Catholic education, archbishop Chaput says "We also have the duty to oppose him when he’s wrong on foundational issues like abortion, embryonic stem cell research and similar matters. And we also have the duty to avoid prostituting our Catholic identity by appeals to phony dialogue that mask an abdication of our moral witness. Notre Dame did not merely invite the president to speak at its commencement. It also conferred an unnecessary and unearned honorary law degree on a man committed to upholding one of the worst Supreme Court decisions in our nation’s history."

Obama Scored Big at Notre Dame (Wall Street Journal) "We cannot blame the president for this one. During his campaign for president, Mr. Obama spoke honestly about the aggressive pro-choice agenda he intended to pursue -- as he assured Planned Parenthood, he was 'about playing offense,' not defense -- and his actions have been consistent with that pledge. If only our nation's premier Catholic university were as forthright in advancing its principles as Mr. Obama has been for his."

Dr. Obama of Notre Dame: ‘Irreconcilable Views’ call for a New Catholic Action

ND rally celebrates graduates, praises 'sanctity of life'

Bishop Finn Interviewed on Notre Dame Commencement "We’re fighting for our lives – literally. We are attempting to protect real unborn children by the thousands. We’re fighting for the right to exercise a rightly-formed conscientious difference with public policy. We shouldn’t underestimate the danger of dragging our feet in this effort, or taking a “wait and see” approach. If we are not ready to make a frontal attack on the protection of conscience rights, the overturning of Roe v’ Wade, and the primacy of authentic marriage, we will lose in these areas. I think the rug is already being pulled out from under us. If we sit back and allow ourselves to be lulled into a false sense of peace and cooperation in regards to these things, then we will lose these battles and, later, wonder why."

The Clash between Catholic Culture and Catholic Colleges "If Notre Dame is shaky--if the most identifiably Catholic place in America doesn't seem Catholic--then the old connection between Catholic culture and Catholic institutions and the Catholic Church really is broken beyond repair."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nobody is "pro-abortion" and it is naive to believe that anybody wants to kill unborn babies. Republicans are not pro-life either. They use it to get votes. Do you really think that George Bush or John McCain were really passionate pro-lifers? George Bush killed more people in his war with Iraq than abortion will kill under Obama's watch and John McCain joked about bombing Iran. How pro-life is that?
-Sophie

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

Sophie:

You won't get an argument from me about pro-abortion Republicans. There are plenty - Arlen Specter for one. He was never a conservative and his defection to the Democratic Party just puts him where his beliefs have always been.

Real Republicans are true conservatives who favor low taxes, personal responsibility, and individual rights from the first moment of life until its natural end. The others are imposters. I wasn't a Bush fan and didn't vote for him in 2004. I went third party. McCain is another phony Republican. I'm anti-Democrat because the Democrats have made abortion a litmus test, they are indeed the party of death. You go nowhere in the party if you're pro-life. Obama is so rabidly pro-abortion he couldn't even support protecting babies who survived them. He has increased abortion significantly in only a few months in office while claiming not to. That sounds like lying to me.

Abortion kills 1.4 million babies every year in this country alone (not counting those killed by abortifacient birth contro). To say more died in Iraq is ludicrous! And I'm not sure what your point is anyway - that murdering babies is okay because we've killed people in Iraq? What kind of logic is that? (BTW, I was against our entry into Iraq.)

As for no one being pro-abortion, that's ridiculous as well. The feminists, Planned Parenthood, abortionists all actively support abortion and even infanticide of babies born alive after abortion. Many women are exploited by abortion and are coerced into it, and my heart goes out to them, but abortion is a multi-million dollar industry that makes a lot of money for a lot of people. To say they are not pro-abortion is naive.

And there are those who consider abortion a sacrament. http://www.catholicleague.org/rer.php?topic=Abortion&id=167

Read the feminist literature.